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) >> hey, pete. and introduce our volunteers and vips, san francisco city ask county, the honorable mayor ed lee. [cheering and applauding] * >> from the san francisco police department, the chief of course, greg. and the san francisco police department command staff. [cheering and applauding] >> the san francisco fire department. with chief joanne hayes white, san francisco fire department command staff. [cheering and applauding] >> we're not there yet. a little anxious. [laughter] >> where was i here? united states army, deputy commanding officers of the pacific division, colonel petty stratford, senior officer staff. [cheering and applauding] >> san francisco heights president hu man services commission, commissioner scott kahn. (applause) >> okay, here we come now. san francisco fire department lieutenant bob arazave. (applause) >> san francisco fire department station 2 headed by lieutenant jay johnson. [cheering and applauding] >> and the firefighters from san francisco fire department station 2, let's hear it for them. (applause) >> now, did i miss anybody? >>> college fire -- >> t
was about bringing people who have cared for so many others in our city together with our city hall, represent how much we love and support them in what they do every single day. we can't fathom sometimes some of the deep, deep frustration and sympathy that goes on on a daily basis when people are met up with folks that are hurt and are the victims of their need. but at least we can take a moment to thank them and to provide them with an opportunity to talk about what they're doing and how they can ask others who were helping to be successful in the city to help more people become successful in their own lives. with that, i'd like to introduce some speakers this morning who will talk about their attention to giving and to providing for others. and i'll begin with somebody who i really have come to love and work with as a city employee and who has penetrated all of our wonderful bureaucracy to help open us up even more. that's, of course, our director of the red cross. harold. come on up, harold. (applause) >> now that i know i'm a city employee, i'm hoping for a big pay raise. [laug
that will be there to help you and never abandon what years of sacrifice you had for our city. annie chung from self-help for the elderly. (applause) >> hello, everybody, and thank you, mayor, for leading the way to let our san franciscans know that the season of giving is also a season of miracles. i think those of us here in this room with you always feel that, oh, my god, that's not enough turkeys for the food bank, for the needy families and that's not enough food for the hungry seniors that come through our meal site at many of our social service agencies. but yet every time, every time around this year thanksgiving and christmas, we find very, very generous donors and check suddenly appear like mayor will be delivering 100 turkes, 150 turkeys to the school for that we are very thankful. mayor, we are celebrating thanksgiving with 3,000 of the very low-income seniors in chinatown. and as of now i think that we got all the turkeys covered. thank you very much. [laughter] >> and the gratifying thing is we have a lot of volunteers this year. we have so many volunteers that we had to put a stop las
. they wouldn't be there if there was business here in the city. thank you. >> thank you. if there's anyone else that would like to speak, please come forward. seeing no other people, public comment is closed. supervisor wiener. >> thank you, mr. chairman. i want to thank everyone who came out today and thank you to mta for the update, i would like to move to continue this to the call of the chair so we can schedule it in the future for the quarterly update. . >> colleagues, can we do that without objection? thank you. mr. clerk, is there anything else? >> no, sir, that completes the agenda. >> meeting adjourned. (meeting adjourned). >> hello, i am with the recreation and parks department. we are featuring the romantic park location in your backyard. this is your chance to find your heart in santa and cisco with someone special. -- san francisco with someone special. our first look out is here at buena vista park, a favorite with couples and dog walkers. both have a significant force. a refreshing retreat from urban life. the romantic past that meander up and down the park under pines an
something as well. you know, there are many streets of our great, great city and everybody i think is now enjoying so many of the neighborhoods that are rising up. but there have been neighborhoods like desoma and the excelsior, critical names of streets that we named after filipinos who really served our city and country in a fabulous way. i want to make sure that people remember that. because it's part of our history. so let me say some of them that many of you in the room know, but a lot of our people don't know that. you ever see the names? (listing names ) if you were really smart and if you are as smart as hydra wants everybody to be in san francisco, because of her board of education work, you should know victoria manalo dreys park. that was named after vicky dreyes, a filipino olympian from san francisco. these are names we should never forget. we'll see another names as they serve our great city and become our great local heroes. many of these names now on this very wonderful interactive board. tonight celebrate. celebrate the whole month and make sure we remember our heroes and
. is the situation still tense there in cairo? what about in other egyptian cities? >> no, in cairo it is relatively calm. a bigger group of protesters have come from various marches back to the presidential palace. the muslim brothers completely withdrew from the area. there was an announcement by their leader in the afternoon calling his people back, and a few hours later, the base was completely empty. it is again filled by the opposition, who are standing there asking for the president basically to resign. >> morsi is supposed to speak tonight. there has been a lot of back- and-forth over weather he will speak. what is happening there? >> lots of back and forth. they are saying that soon there will be a speech by the president. we are still waiting. it is difficult to say what he is going to say, but most likely, he will try to calm the situation, though for half of the population, he is part of the problem. he will trouble with -- he will probably try to create some kind of national dialogue, may be four -- maybe for compromise along this national draft. the opposition is also not moving an inc
new york city subway riders in shock. >> the victim here was caught between a train and the station and expired on the scene. >> reporter: police say 58-year-old kesu kahn was shoved in to the path of and oncoming train and was struck and killed. the driver of the train was so distraught, he had to be taken away in a wheelchair. tuesday, police apprehended a suspect for questioning. they believe he's the man seen in a heated argument with the victim on the subway platform before the violent confrontation. to identify the suspect, detectives poured over security video from area stores and took him into custody near the scene of the crime. meanwhile, haun's family and neighbors are grieving. >> feel bad to myself and to the family, you know. it is a tragedy. >> reporter: his wife was seen being comforted by priest and police detective after learning of her husband's tragic death. kirk gregory, nbc news. >>> just a horrible story. well, elsewhere president obama could name his choices for two top cabinet posts in the next two weeks. one of those jobs may very well go to a republican. s
in front of the presidential palace in the north of the city. there was a short outbreak of violence when people removed the police lines and then moved towards the walls of the presidential palace. now, it is basically peaceful and calm. >> what does all this mean for the future of egypt? where is all this heading? them of the muslim brothers and sell a fist to demonstrated today. it is the day of the opposition. also, we have strikes at the newspapers. every day, somebody else is demonstrating, which also shows the deep rift of the egyptian society. nobody seems to have a way out of this constitutional crisis. in supposedly two weeks, we have to vote in a referendum, yes or no, but many people today said they do not want to vote yes or no. they want the whole referendum to fall down. >> thanks very much for that. >> it has been a very big day for germany's christian democrats. the party put on a show of complete unity as they reelected angela merkel as the party leader. she will now stand in national elections at the end of next year. after being renamed cdu chairwoman, delegates stood
now. part of it is, frankly, anderson, 24/7 news, you make a mistake in this city now and you're toast for days. so, it's all of the above. but it can change. anderson, once people make up their mind, look, we are going to start doing things a little differently, we're going to go back and do some of the things that worked, part of it is generational, perhaps, and maybe with the next generation it will be different. >> i would say on a personal note, i wouldn't sell yourself short. it's good to have people there who know how to compromise, who know how to get things done and who have experience there. so, it's good to talk to you. >> thank you. >> good to talk to you, senator. >> appreciate it. >> follow us @andersoncooper. i'm tweeting about this. >>> a startling report from nbc, syrian military loading chemical weapons into a bomb and awaiting the president assad. we'll talk it over next. ♪ [ female announcer ] holiday cookies are a big job. everything has to be just right. perfection is in the details. ♪ get to holiday fun faster with pillsbury cookie dough. five days later, i h
the ground. it was a big boom. >> reporter: so now the city is working on a long-term fix out here for this area, perhaps they will put in some sop find kind of -- some kind of a rack so they can catch a lot of the debris that tends to run down the creek when they get a heavy rain storm. this repair work will take several months. a new bridge will likely not be built until the spring. and mountain view drive that connects a lot of folks in the neighborhood to downtown la fayette will remain closed. so an inconvenience for people who live in the area. alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. >> all right, alex. >>> 7:03. residents in napa still county still closely watching the napa river. but there's good news -- the river is expected to stay below flood stage. several roads cover a peach orchard and several other vineyards were flooded. >> deer park, silverado, pretty flooded, where the peachtrees are. >> reporter: and st. helena, recorded almost 4 inches of rain in just 24 hours. the flood warning for the russian river has been canceled. forecasters say it will not jump over the banks
to the plate. both teams have reached this great agreement with the city being, i think, the greatest beneficiary of it all. that we have a satisfied and happy work force for years and years to come that will also be welcome to the whole region of people who want these jobs and make sure that they can take care of their families. so, with that, i'd like to ask mike casey if you want to come up and say a few words on this before -- i'm sorry, rick welch first and then mike casey. >> thank you, mayor lee. it's indeed an honor to be here today. it's a privilege for us. we've been spending a lot of time the last many months describing what it is that we want to build. you know, we want to create a world class sports and entertainment arena, the likes of which san francisco has never had. we want to reclaim piers 30-32 as a wonderful public space, giving back to san francisco and the bay area more than 7 acres of new public open space. we want to create over 100,000 square feet of retail, that could be restaurants, other retail. but that's not really what we're building. really, what we're
make a mistake in this city now and you're toast for days. >> right. >> and so it's all of the above. but it can change, anderson, once people make up their mind, look, we are going to start doing things a little differently. we're going to go back and do some of the things that worked. part of it is generational, perhaps. and maybe with the next generation it will be different. >> i would say on a personal note, i wouldn't sell yourself short. it's good to have people there who know how to compromise, who know how to get things done and who have experience there. so, it's good to talk to you. >> thanks a lot, anderson. >> good to talk to you, senator. >> appreciate it. >> follow us @andersoncooper. i'm tweeting about this. >>> we also have more breaking news ahead. a startling report from nbc. syrian military loading chemical weapons into bombs and awaiting orders from president assad to use them. that's the concern of u.s. officials, the belief that's happened. we'll talk it over next. w? >>> welcome back. we have important breaking news to tell you about right now. nbc news is rep
as fighting in and around the capital city, damascus, at the same time has intensified. today brings word of a high school teacher and 29 students being killed in a mortar incident at a school there. meantime, nato officials say once the parliaments in germany and the netherlands -- which is expected -- it'll be only a matter of weeks until missile systems are installed along turkey's border with syria so as to guard against possible reprisals for the country's staunch support of the syrian rebels. >> we know that syria possesses missiles, we know they have the chemical weapons, and, of course, that also have to be included in our calculations. and this is also the reason why it is a matter of urgency to insure effective defense and protection of our ally, turkey. >> reporter: now, secretary of state clinton, this has just crossed the wires, is in brussels, and she says, and i quote: we stand with turkey in the spirit of strong solidarity, and she adds, we stand ready to take the necessary steps for the defense of turkey. syria, we should point out, is believed to have hundreds if not tho
lawmaker demands for city be saved from the financial brink because it supported obama and last month election. also, bob costas offered a clarification of sorts on his controversial comments about america's gun culture and a murder suicide involving an nfl player. he is not backing down. we will look at where this argument goes coming out. one of the country's largest teachers unions is now coming under fire for using what one person called vicious and vile warfare to discuss the virtues of taxing the rich. we will play the video and debate what kind of message this ascending. >> the 1% said don't worry, this is good for you because it will trickle down from us to you. someday you will be rich and someday you will be rich and these rules will be your rules too. fancy water. i've gotine grams of protein. that's three times more than me! [ female announcer ] ensure clear. nine grams protein. zero fat. in blueberry/pomegranate and peach. is efficiently absorbed in small continuous amounts. citracal slow release continuously releases calcium plus d with efficient absorption in one daily
appears in public. january 11 he addressed a public rally in the capital city of damascus. after that march 27 he visited a former rebel stronghold to allegedly inspect the conditions there. his most recent appearance on june 3, he spoke before syria's parliament. we covered it here on fox. in that speech he denied reports his government massacred rebel fighters and civilians and he accused foreign terrorists of plotting to destroy his country. bill: . the government moving defense missiles to turkey. it will be defensive posture only. the western alliance is set to okay those weapons. the patriot missiles not expected to arrive in turkey until next month. martha: let's go to egypt which is also very volatile at the moment. the presidential palace is looking like an armed palace. they stationed tanks after a night of deadly protests. the estimate is five people lost their lives. it's the violence in the two weeks we watched the protests that led over a mob made it way over to the presidential balance has. we saw the live scenes with steve harrigan. since mohamed morsi, the presid
tapes and the alleged murder/suicide involving kansas city chiefs play er javon belcher. >>> and there's no plan to keep us from going over the fiscal cliff. broken record, broken record. i'm christine romans in today for john berman. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin. >>> up first, president obama standing his ground over the fight in the fiscal cliff. americans face crushing tax hikes and severe spending cuts in 27 days if democrats and republicans cannot come together on a deal. by the way, congress breaks for the holidays in ten days. slash that number. in an interview with bloomberg news, the president made it crystal clear he's not about to blink on the issue of tax hikes for the wealthiest americans. >> we'll have to see the rates on the top 2% go up. and we're not going to be able to get a deal without it. >> white house correspondent dan lothian joins us live from washington this morning. very nice to see you, dan. >> good to see you. >> here's the deal. we have republicans pitted against democrats. now we understand there are issues amongst republicans as well. >> that's right. the
live to the white house for that. also, as the city grieves over an nfl player's tragic breaking point, new debates today about gun control and domestic violence. you'll hear both. but first, the u.s. has long believed syria has a huge stockpile of chemical weapons. now new concerns that chemical arsenal is on the move. secretary of state hillary clinton today issuing another stern warning against syria, using these weapons. the syrian foreign ministry quick to respond here saying it would not use chemical weapons against its people if it had any, but this announcement as turkey is sending warplanes to its border with syria after the syrian military bombed a nearby town of ras al-ain. you can hear that and see the smoke. this is the turkish side of the border. this is fueling more fears that more of syria's violence will spill into its neighbor to the north, being turkey. security concerns are prompting the u.n. to announce it is pulling nonessential personnel out of syria. want to bring in fran townsend, our cnn national security contributor and member of the cia external advisory com
york city, the murder and suicide that stunned the sports world over speculation of what triggered it and the final minutes of a promising athlete's life after he shot his girlfriend nine times on saturday morning, in the moment that follows, he may have realized the life as he knew it was over and that could explain what he did next but we are not sure. officials say the chief's player drove to the stadium in kansas city, gathered his coaches in the parking lot, thanked them for everything they had done for him and he was amended, and reportedly very acknowledge stated. police were closing in and he took the gun, put it to his head, and ended it. his head coach, the defensive coordinator and general manager could not stop him. >> to coaches, and another employee, trying to beg with the guy. four guys standing there trying to negotiate with him. (inaudible). >>shepard: one in the head. the murderer did not survive. doctors pronounced the girlfriend dead at the hospital. the couple's three-month-old daughter now parentless. yesterday, the kansas city chiefs played as scheduled. the
cities. infrastructure regulations, you cannot build anything which is not 7.5, or less than a 7.5. if there is a mother who has no diapers and no food for their children, 24 hours and everything is, you know, no water, no nothing, people tend to go to a supermarket, absolutely broken, no one is in there, and start looting. so -- and it's something that you have to understand. so usually police, the armed forces time to react is very, very important. and in navy aspects we have a plan and we put that plan in effect and it works so it's very good, this kind of meetings because that is exactly what you are doing. naval effects as usual prove their flexibility and their capacity to remain in the affected areas for a long time without any logistical support so we can do a lot. that plan put the surface units in less than 24 hours. naval doctrine was highly effective. most of our ships -- the earthquake was at 3.34 and most of our ships get underway at about 4:00 or 4.10. one of them without a captain, he is not a captain any more, but all people get into the ship and ships get und
. the kansas city chief's nfl player who shot his girlfriend. surveillance video showed a mother allegedly sneaking her little daughter out of the hospital. doctors had warned the young leukemia patient had something in her heart that would kill her within days if they didn't deal with it. now word of a major development. what her father reportedly says about where that child is right now. stay close. same item at walmart f less? gee okay. fijit friends. fifteen bucks on rollback. wow! that's a savings of over 29 bucks! twenty-nine bucks!!?? and they're powered by friendship. see for yourself if you could save on brands you want. walmart. can i still ship a gift in time r christmas? yeah, sure you can. great. where's your gift? uh... whew. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. ship fedex express by december 22nd for christmas delivery. ♪ [ male announcer ] they are a glowing example of what it means to be the best. and at this special time of year, they shine even brighter. come to the winter event and get the mercedes-benz you've always wished for, now for an exceptional pri
on "andrea mitchell reports" kansas city police continue the investigation into the murder/suicide involving joe van belcher announcing the gun used was legally purchased. chiefs players and fans held a moment of silence at sunday's home game against the panthers. jovan and his girlfriend leave behind a 3-month-old daughter. >>> residents across california and the pacific northwest felt the full force of another storm over the weekend. thousands of people are still dealing with power outages. cleanup is under way across a region that will see more wet weather this week. >>> after nearly two decades the american psychiatric association has revised its diagnostic manual impacting millions around the world. three major diagnoses are being added, binge eating, hoarding and disruptive mood disorder. two are being removed. aspergers syndrome will fit into an expanded diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders. dyslexia recategorized under learning disorders. and make room at kensington palace and cue the paparazzi. the duchess of cambridge is expecting. >> hey, andrea. exciting news, also some worry b
of new york's capital city, albany. saturday at noon eastern on booktv own c-span2, and sunday at 5:00 p.m. on american history tv on c-span3. >> now, a former iranian political prisoner talks about the abuse she suffered. she is joined bay former obama administration at visor on iran who discusses iran's program. the foundation for the defense of democracies held this event. >> good morning. it's a very interesting panel so i want to get quickly into questions. very quickly set the stage. i don't need to tell anyone who is in this room about the depth of the problem of human rights abuses in iran. i would just read very briefly from the report that the u.p. report filed for the u.n.gen assembly when it was highlight, quote, pattern of systemic violations of human rights. iran has refused access to the united nations for several years, and the ug general assembly submitted a report in which he said he was, quote, deeply troubled by increased numbers of executions. a pew addition, arbitrary arrests and detention, unfair trials, torture, and ill treatment, and crackdown on human rights act
come back to you. thank you for us in cairo. >>> back here at home, marking a tragedy in kansas city. family, friends saying good-bye today at the funeral for kasandra perkins. her boyfriend kansas chief players, remembered her boyfriend, jovan belcher. news about their little girl. that's coming up. who thinks two is better than one? so all of you do. yes, for sure. now what's better? being able to shoot two lasers out of both of your eyes at the same time or just one laser out of one eye? [ all kids ] two! [ moderator ] okay, why? if it's just one beam -- okay, it does a little bit of damage. two beams -- it will make something explode! and that's more fun? yeah! and it's more powerful you're saying? yeah! [ male announcer ] it's not complicated. doing two things at once is better. and only at&t's network lets you talk and surf on your iphone 5. ♪ i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers ab
with the city. fema is well represented and we have several defense coordinating officers here over the past couple of days. certainly the california national guard is represented heavily here. obviously they are going to be the first guys to respond to a disaster and they have several interesting roles not only from a state perspective but as they get federalized or with the dual status commander managing federal response and federal authorities of military authorities flowing in. and most significantly, we're represented today with the commander of northern command, general jackoby. as you know, defense report to civil authorities is not a primary mission area for the department of defense. we have codified it in policy over the years and certainly things have advanced since 9/11 and hurricane katrina, but there has been a real gap in detailed preplanning for emergency response, particularly as it works its way down the chain into the tactical forces that would respond, most specifically i think those on active duty. this is an area that we don't tend to pay a lot of attention to and ver
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at 3:00 in new york city, new signs today that crisis in syria could spiral into a global conflict. today, nato joined the world powers with stern warning of threats of possible intervention coming today amid u.s. intelligence reports that they have moved dangerous chemical weapons. the sources say it involved movement in weapon sites, the teach activity they have not seen at all before. analysts say they believe syria could have throughs of chemical agents on their hands, including mustard gas and sarin gas, a deadly nerve gas. the syrian civil war intensifies. today, officials say a mortar slanted to a 9 the grade classroom in damascus killed a dozen students. the news agency blames "terrorists," a term the syrian government uses often to describe the rebels fighting against the government which is killing its own people. activists say the government has killed more than 40,000 people, or at least 40,000 have died in the civil war which broke out well more than a year ago. we have team fox coverage. now to the state department with reaction from the united states and nato. first
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-raising in a city here in new york where some of the money the president had counted on and got in 2008 from wall street, for instance, was not as available to him as it was four years ago. having anna wintour and her community give money was a big deal. i wouldn't be the least bit surprised if she got one of those slots. >> and, in fact, she is this long-time editor and extraordinary person in the great supporters of the metropolitan museum of art, the costume collection and a bill philanthropist as well. and -- >> she's a serious person and she's got great eyebrows. >> well, that's for you to say. we have a big interview tomorrow, so we look forward to that with the author of "sasha and emma," a very important new book which has rave reviews in the new york times. we're excited about that. >> i look forward to watching that andrea. >> i hope you do. thanks very much. >> great. >> iran says they have shot down a u.s. drone. a live report coming up next. syria giving the go ahead for patriot missiles to turkey -- missile defenses we should say. tend send me your thoughts on facebook and twitter.
pretty much impossible. let's show you why. the proposed construction would separate the west bank cities of bethlehem and ramallah from jerusalem. essentially cut the west bank in two. the area israel wants to develop is known as e-1. that stands for very simply east one, east of jerusalem, and it would connect the large israeli settlement town of maiale adumim. they have summoned israel's ambassadors to this country to condemn this plan. others also speaking out, including germany. a senior israeli government official says prime minister benjamin netanyahu has signed off only on planning and zoning for future construction on e-1, but the bulldozers have been there tearing up the ground yesterday. now, the palestinians, of course, see this as the ultimate threat to peace, and certainly a two-state solution. the chief negotiator says nblg e-1 would destroy the two-state solution, establishing east jerusalem as the capital of palestine and practically ends the peace process and any opportunity to talk about negotiations in the future. let's bring in fred plankin who joins us from east jeru
battles across syria. we're also learning about a car bombing in the city of homs and a horrible, horrible discovery. dozens of bodies believed to be victims of a massacre. the same time rebel fighters, they are taking on syrian forces literally house to house in the country's largest city. that is aleppo, and that is where we find our arwa damon today. >> reporter: for two months the streets here have been a war zone. part of a bigger battle for control of aleppo, syria's largest city. this father of four is one of the rebel fighters here. this is our country, our homes that are being destroyed, he tells us. he used to sell thread. now he runs logistics for his unit. so what he is explaining to us is that this was street to street fighting, and it took his unit quite some time to advance and right now they have the tractor here because they're trying to clear out this road so that ambulances and vehicles can begin to move through. >> blankets hang across one alleyway to block government snipers' line of sight. the shooting is coming from there, the sniper, one of the fighters points out.
ós captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >>. >> getting ready. >>. >> by military forces it would be some change in the chemical weapons whether they wanted to move them or whether they plan if syrians have always said they will not use these weapons on their own people. do they now -- go ahead. >> that's right and president obama in august clearly delineated those red lines that if they were to move these out of their storage site or to employ them against the syrian people or anyone else that would be a trigger point for some type of western action. now, depending -- the pentagon has drawn up preliminary plans to send as many as 75,000 troops into syria to secure these chemical weapons sites, but as of just today there have been no signs that any of those forces have been put on alert or there was any detail planning to do this. so there was some question here of whether assad may be calling t president's bluff. >> rose: and what exactly do you think they would be prepared to do and what would trigger that? clearly t
cities. they have their backs to the wall. they say among themselves that when it comes to their lives or killing the rebels they will kill the rebels. in other words, yes, they will use the sarin, i've been dealing with the people for 30 years, they're almost a cult. what seems to us completely irrational decision, they're capable of. i don't know whether they have reached this point or not, but if things get bad enough in syria, i have no dowd they'll use it. >> on this sarin gas, i was reading about it, apparently there are two key components that make this gas and they're held separately, kept separately. you mix them together, it makes for a very potent formula. what kind of damage can sarin gas inflict? >> well, if it was artillery shell were dropped in a neighborhood, in southern damascus, it would kill people in -- maybe 10,000 people in the kill radius. >> just like that? >> sarin in fact is a liquid. it would -- it is persistent and would stay on -- stay in the area, it takes a long time to clean up. it is very dangerous. and it is extremely lethal. as lethal as a small nucle
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question -- what should be the president's number one agenda. next up is christine from new york city on the independent line. caller: good morning. i believe the president will not be able to accomplish his agenda without doing something that i believe is supported by the majority of the american people, that is the critical need for campaign finance reform to restore us to democracy that the people are represented at intergovernment instead of special interests. if we got campaign finance reform enacted, i know john mccain wanted it and a lot of other people -- we could then move on to do what we desperately need to do, which is begin to address the climate crisis. it is all over the world. venice, italy is flooded. a tornado in italy the other day. japan just had another tsunami. the disaster of sewage and leaks. the climate apex for a meeting was just a in dubai. they came to the conclusion that climate change is over use of fossil fuels and natural gas and oil. the amount of fossil fuels utilize by countries with huge populations such as india and china. we need energy, but we ne
of the milwaukee city hall. >> a clown? >> a clown. >> bicycle with a teddy bear on the back. >> look at what happens when the cop approaches him? they get into a full-on fight and the whole thing was captured on video by a driver that was driving by, mitch cooper. >> i happened to look to my right because there was a little bit of movement and i saw a police officer approach this man that was kind of dressed like a clown but you couldn't really tell. it was weird. how could i not capture this on video and show it to my friends. >> the cop approached him because the clown was trying to squirt people that were driving by with a squirt gun. >> you dedicate yourself to a craft, you stick to it. >> this clown is also apparently a bit of an activist and they do see him near government buildings all the time. so possibly, maybe, he's creating a bit of a ruckus. >> with a water gun? >> it's cold in milwaukee. >> and then next thing you know they're on the ground rolling around and the officer started punching him and the clown was resisting. the cop needed to do what he needed to do to make sure tha
. let's take a look at the "morning papers." we start with our parade of papers, "the kansas city star." andrea, chime in here. despite a dramatic appearance from 89-year-old former senator bob dole, the senate failed to pass a u.n. disability treaty by just five votes. combat veterans like senators john mccain and john kerry delivered impassioned speeches, but dissenting voters said the treaty could pose a threat to national sovereignty. this is a stretch. more than 150 countries have signed the treaty designed to create unilateral rights for people with disabilities. it's actually based on america's ada act which bob dole helped pass more than 20 years ago. and you know, andrea, watching this american hero on the floor, a guy who is disabled, left part of himself, as he has said and others have said, on the battlefields of western europe, coming in and making a plea. i'm really surprised that this was killed by fringe concerns, fringe, fringe concerns. >> and it was, in fact, his fellow senators, several of the people who served with bob dole, who were the key votes here. and john ke
with rebels growing in presence. fighting has already ripped apart the country's largest city, aleppo. that's where arwa damon takes us through an exclusive look in parts of that city now turned into a war zone. >> reporter: aleppo's old city has not seen such devastation since occupied by the mongol invaders centuries ago. this mosque, for example, dates back to 1315. this is syria's rich cultural heritage, and now everywhere we look it's been scarred by war. once bustling, winding streets now a maze of ever shifting front lines. overhead the thundering of fighter jets. lodging for caravans down the aging rising ruins. for more than three millennium aleppo has been a crossroads for traders. we hurry through the courtyard of a traditional home. streets are strung across streets to block snipers line of site sight. a unit of fighters reports people's names and license plates. only those who have shops here are allowed through. abu says they're trying to clamp down on robberies. he says he shows us the list, the highlighted names have cleared out all their possessions. in one market a shop re
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